Sleep Apnea Risks

Your Car Will Soon Spot Drowsy Driving

It’s one of the exciting new technologies that was promoted at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this year: a car that can tell when you’re too drowsy or distracted to drive. This new technology could help prevent sleep apnea related car and truck accidents on the road, and, apparently, it’s just around […]

Truckers with Untreated Sleep Apnea Have 5 Times More Accidents

One of the reasons why sleep apnea rules for truckers have been so controversial is that we haven’t had good data about how much of a difference treatment makes. Now a new study tells us that it makes a huge difference: truckers who don’t get their sleep apnea treated are five times […]

Sleep Apnea Could Drive Cancer Growth

The link between sleep apnea and cancer is less clear than that between sleep apnea and other risks like heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. But as we are coming to understand the mechanisms that bind the two conditions, it seems likely that sleep apnea can [link id='1166' […]

New Study Strengthens Sleep Apnea-Kidney Disease Link

For years, we have been exploring the potential link between sleep apnea and chronic kidney disease (it’s why a nephrologist might recommend a sleep appliance). A number of studies have shown a significant link, but now a new study from Taiwan gives us some of the strongest evidence yet, and it […]

Sleep Apnea and Surgical Deaths

There are still many mysteries surrounding the dangers of sleep apnea, but we are working hard to understand them. But it’s not always easy to collect all the relevant data. Researchers hope that the establishment of a new registry for sleep apnea-related surgical deaths will help isolate the causes that increase surgical risk, […]

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